How To Test Indoor Air With DIY Air Quality Testing Kit

Do-it-yourself air quality testing kit types.

Why you should need an air quality testing kit I wrote before (read here).

Do-it-yourself (DIY) testing kits let you take control of your own environment on your schedule and at a reasonable cost. There are several types of testing kits available on the market each intended to detect different types of pollutants in your environment. There are 5 types of test kits – allergen test kits, mold test kits, formaldehyde test kits, organic vapor test kits and lead test kits.

Allergen test kitHow to use a test kit.

DIY testing kits are usually very easy to use. You just have to do some simple actions for testing your environment.

In most cases, you’ll follow these steps:

  • Open the testing kit and you will find instructions. Follow them and collect an airborne sample from your home. All materials for collecting your sample(s) are included in the kit.
  • When you take your sample(s), use an envelope (included) to mail them to the laboratory that will provide analysis screening. Lab analysis will not cost you anything because fees are included in the price of the kit.
  • When the lab receives your samples, a laboratory specialist will analyze and prepare them. Usually, in the next 7 to 10 business days, you will receive a detailed written report on your results, naming the pollutants that were detected in your sample. You’ll also receive a summary of suggested actions to take to return healthy indoor air quality based on your results.

Advantages of Testing Your Air

The most important is knowledge. You will gain information about the health of your environment. With this information, you can make more intelligent decisions on how to approach airborne pollutants in your home. For example, based on the results you get from using an allergen test kit, you might decide to invest in an air purifier to eliminate allergens and help decrease your symptoms. Or results from using a lead test kit can advise you to hire a lead abatement professional to remove harmful lead hazards from your home.


Indoor air humidity level

3 Surprising Facts About the Air in Your Home

Three Surprising Facts About the Air in Your Home We are breathing all the time. You can live a few days without drinking and eating but you can’t live for even an hour without breathing. But do you think about what you are breathing especially indoors because we spend roughly 90% of our time there? […]

0 comments
VEVA 8000 Elite Pro Series Air Purifier

Top 5 Best Air Purifiers for Mold Spores in 2020

Studies have shown the harmful effect of mold on human health, particularly on the respiratory system. Therefore, we need to do something to fight against the sicknesses caused by mold spores at home. The best air purifier for mold spores is an adequate solution here. An air purifier is a tool that cleanses the air […]

0 comments
Dehumidifier Maintenance

Maintaining Your Dehumidifier

Sometimes the air that surrounds you feel too heavy. This is true, especially if you live in an area that features a humid climate. Whether it is because of dust, allergens, or humidity, there is a need to clean the air (literally), and a dehumidifier allows you to do so. A dehumidifier works by reducing […]

0 comments

Ryanhttps://indoorbreathing.com
My name is Ryan. I have had a hard time dealing with my allergies. Happily, I found that an air purifier was effective to ease my allergy symptoms. I spent a lot of time researching the best air purifier. I know how hard it can be to find the suitable one. During the reading period, I also read a lot about humidifiers and dehumidifiers. I learned the mechanisms behind the technologies as well as the manufacturers and organizations within the industry. I now feel convinced that I have built a guide that shows you all you need to know about air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers. So I came up with the idea of creating this website.

Related Articles

Top 10 Best Oil Filled Heaters | Reviews And Buying Guide

If you have a small home and don’t want to spend a lot of money heating them using electricity, you can opt for the...

Top 10 Best Gas Fireplaces for Home

You will want to ensure that you are using the right gas fireplace in your home, which means knowing what models are available. There...

Top 10 Best Electric Fireplaces For a Warm & Cozy Home

Conventional fireplaces with chimneys are the things of the past. Nowadays, no one likes to handle the mess caused by the leftover ash after...

Latest Articles